Memories of Wizard of Oz – The Search for Toto

Wow! what a day, Saturday 3rd  August at ‘Woofbridge 2016’.  We auditioned over 20 fantastic dogs to play Toto in the upcoming production of The Wizard Of Oz.

We were amazed by the amount of talent on view

On the judging panel we had Jessy Chaston a Dog Expert and owner of pet store Collar & Coat who organised ‘Woofbridge 2016’, James Hayward Co-Director of The Wizard of OZ and of course our beautiful Dorothy, Charlotte Sheehan.

The audition aimed to replicate the stage environment as closely as possible and included performing to an audience who cheered on all of our four-legged friends, working with various sounds including background noise and live music.

All potential Toto’s had the opportunity to show us their party tricks before working and interacting with Dorothy.  This included skipping down the Yellow Brick Road and building a rapport with our Dorothy.

With the amount of talent available to us, it was extremely difficult for us to choose a dog to play Toto.  However, our judges narrowed it down to 3 amazing dogs!

Our Toto’s are:

The handsome Jack!

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First Cover was the gorgeous George.

George

Second Cover was the magical Merlin!

Merlin